Saturday, 31 July 2010

Going Dotty

Afternoon all, I hope you are enjoying your weekend.
Well its wet and drizzly here, so I have decided that I'd postpone doing the boot sale I was going to do tomorrow, until next week, so I made a card instead of sorting out.
I love making up and dressing these little people from Marianne Design, as you can use up all your scraps. The backing papers are by Fancy Pants. The flowers are from my stash and have been held in place with a big pearl brad.
I'm entering it in;
Lexi's Creations - paper piecing
Paper Play - anything goes
Daring Cardmakers - sister /girlfriend
Fairy Fun Friday - make it 3D
Allsorts - dressing up
One Stop Craft - patterns
Simon Says - we are all going dotty
Stampin' for the Weekend - 3DP's, 2 flowers and 1 ribbon
I hope you like

Thursday, 29 July 2010


Morning All.
So couldn't sleep last night, as I just kept coughing, so thought I'd get up and make a card, and this is what I came up with.
The stamp is a Penny Black for a change, coloured with Promarkers and Sakura glitter pens. The backing papers are by K & Co.
I'd like to enter it in;
Paper Cutz - something with wheels
Frosted Designs - use a song lyric (Queen - Bicycle)
Stamp With Fun - card for a boy / man
Penny Black at Allsorts - a burst of summer colours
Hope you like.
I'm off shopping now to replenish the fridge after the kids have raided it, and prepare for Mother in Laws visit for the weekend :o}

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Beary Wishes

Afternoon all.
Gosh, isn't card making time harder to find with the children on holiday, its a stream of "Mum, I'm hungry", "Mum, I'm thirsty", "Mum, he won't let me have a go" ...........
Anyhow, this card has only taken 3 days, so I might get another done by the weekend, you never know.
It's another LOTV image today, coloured with my beloved Promarkers. The papers are scraps from my stash, as I'm trying to be good and use bits up rather than keep cutting into new sheets. The flowers are from the Papermania Capsules range.
I'd like to enter it in;
Crafty Creations - summer lovin'
Fab 'n' Funky - buttons and bows
Passion for Promarkers - predominantly green
Stamp Something - something flowery
Rosie D's - all creatures great and small
I hope you like, I'm off to do the ironing now.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Funky Frog

Afternoon all.
Can I just start by saying Toy Story 3 is
Today's card uses a digi stamp, that is from Pollycraft (I think). Then I have gone very citrusy with lime greens to make a bright and cheerful, summery birthday card.
I'm entering it in;
Digital Tuesday - happy birthday
My Time To Craft - check it out
Crafty Catz Weekly - summertime
Stampin' for the Weekend - 3 DPs, 2 flowers and 1 ribbon
Hope you like and thanks for looking.
Sharon :o)

Saturday, 24 July 2010


This is a record for me lately - three cards in one day, I don't know what's come over me, but I think I am going to have to rename my class - LOTV does Christmas in July.
This image is one of their new releases, and is as adorable as all their other stamps. She has been coloured with Promarkers and then the fur round her hood and the pom poms on her scarf have been covered with flock, to make them furry. Finally, I added some glamour dust to the ground to make it more snowy.
I'd like to enter her in;
Bah! Humbug! - A Christmas Scene
I think I'm going to take kids to the cinema now to see Toy Story 3, see you soon.
Sharon xx


Christmas card number two.
Can you tell I'm preparing for my Tuesday evening class - Lets Start Christmas Early.
Once again I'm using a LOTV stamp - I am addicted to them, as much as I am to my Promarkers. The embossed ornaments border is one of the new Papermania embossing folders and the backing papers are from an old Dovecraft pack.
I'm entering this card in;
The Cuttlebug Spot - Christmas in July
Flutter By Wednesday - Christmas in July
Create 4 Fun - use flowers on your project
ABC Christmas - O is for Ornaments
Our Creative Corner - red, green, black and white
Only one more to come up with, then I've just got to make the kits.
Enjoy the rest of your day xxx

Shaker Teddy

Morning All.
I've gone all festive again this morning, with another adorable LOTV stamp. I love blue and silver for Christmas, and couldn't resist making this into a shaker card, with little blue iridescent stars.
I'd like to enter it into;
Critter Sketch - sketch and Christmas theme
Just Cute Bears - Christmas in July
Magical Crafts Fortnightly - Christmas in July
Sundays With Chrissy - Christmas in July
Ooh La La Creations - Christmas in July
Polka Doodle - Christmas in July
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club - sweet Christmas wishes
and finally
Cooking It Up With Katie -button me a blue bow
I hope you like, and thanks for looking
Sharon x

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Chocolate Tilda

Morning All.
Well it's the first day of the holidays for big son, but I had a bit of a fight with small son, as he still had to go to school today, the fact he finishes this afternoon didn't matter. Oh well, hopefully we can all have a lie in tomorrow - but I expect the kids will be up at the crack of dawn if we don't have to be anywhere.
Anyway, I have gone chocolate and cream colours today with my Tilda card. The borders have been cut with a Martha Stewart punch and the backing card was already embossed with a lovely swirly pattern. The image was coloured with Promarkers and the sentiment is by Craftwork Cards.
I'd like to enter it in;
Totally Tilda - chocolate Tilda
Frosted Designs - lets see those border punches
The Creative Cottage - touchy feely
Craft Creations - happy and sweet
Thanks for looking, and have a good day

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Gorjuss Birthday

Yeah !!!!! Two cards in a day, something must be wrong - or is it just deadlines looming.
This card is for my Mums birthday on Friday, it's not what I set out to make, but hey when does that ever happen, but I am pleased with the result - just hope she likes it.
I'm entering it in;
The Sugar Bowl - sketch plus blue
Craftalicious - birthdays
Pollycraft Mondays - happy birthday
Have a good rest of the day ;o)

Last Minute Teacher Card

Morning all.
Matthew announced this morning that he wanted to give the teachers assistant a card as well as his teacher, so I have quickly made this one up from my new Kids Collection, Popcorn Bear CD ROM. I do love these images, and I must admit it didn't take too long to cut out.
I'd like to enter it in;
Paper Play - sketch
C.R.A.F.T. - babies / children
and finally
Papertake Weekly - cutie patootie
I hope you like it, and thanks for looking
Sharon xx

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Barrow Bears

Afternoon all.
Just a quick post today. I was trying to make a birthday card for Mum but the mojo just wasn't flowing, so I coloured these cute little bears instead - that my Sis stamped for me -Ta Lovey !!!
The paper is from a Craft Creations collage sheet.
I'd like to enter it in;
Moving Along With The Times - sketch & animal theme
Teddy Stampers - as you wish (with a 2x2 twist)
and finally
The Shabby Tea Rooms - from the garden
Hope you like, and thanks for looking

Monday, 19 July 2010

Summer Time

Evening All.
Quick medical update, after an exciting day at the hospital, where I've had lung capacity tests, X rays, blood tests and been generally prodded and poked. The general conclusion seemed to be that the sarcoidosis is improving slowly, but the cough etc is something different totally, so I have now been put on a course of pills to try and sort it. Hopefully, this means things are on the up - fingers crossed.
Anyhow enough grumping, and on to the card - which has been a work in progress for a few days. The digi stamp is called Summer Shades, by Stitchy Stamps and is available from Stitchy Bear Stamps. The image reminded me of my old neighbours little girl, who is 11 going on 20 something.
I'd like to enter it in;
Create 4 Fun - sketch
Stamp Something - something digital
Totally Papercrafts - 1 image, 1 ribbon, 2 DP and 3 embellishments
Allsorts - summer days
Secret Crafter - summer holidays
Our Creative Corner - beach layout
The Crafty Pad - photo inspiration
One Stitch At A Time - use a digi stamp
Thanks for looking :o)

Friday, 16 July 2010

Christmas Wedge Box

Thought I'd do something different this morning, so I made a little wedge shaped gift box that could be hung on the tree, with small but expensive presents.
The backing has been embossed using a Cuttlebug folder before the box was folded. The image is from a clear set by Personal Impressions, that has been decoupaged up. The teddy's nose has been highlighted with glossy accents, and the holly berries with red Stickles.

I'd like to enter it in;

Create 4 Fun - anything but a card

Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club - a very beary merry Christmas

Fab 'n' Funky - It's Christmas

ABC Christmas - O is for ornament

The Creative Cottage - no cards allowed

Fresh Brewed - Christmas in July

Crafty Catz - anything but a card


Bah! Humbug! - Christmas stocking

Thanks for looking and have a fab day :o)

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Garden Shed

Evening all.
I wasn't going to make a card today as I was really tired and not feeling top banana, and then I have spent the morning filing my tax return - which I desperately wanted to get done before the kids break up from school.
Anyhow, after a couple of hours sleep, I felt a bit better, so decided to have a little play with the bits laying around on my very mess desk, and this is what I came up with.
I would like to enter it in;
Party Time Tuesday - anything goes birthday
Papertake Weekly - in the garden
Sir Stampalot - lazy days of summer
Big Hugs :o)

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Flower Girl

Afternoon all.
I've had all my lovely ladies round to play this morning, and I think there was as much laughing as card making.
To days card uses the new Pergamano flower girl stamps, that may have come home from work with me at the weekend - they are just sooooo sweet. The papers are from a Forever Friends pack, and the lace and flowers are from my stash.
I'd like to enter it in;
Crafts 4 Eternity - sketch, than you and file tab
Crafty Cardmakers - photo inspiration - colours
Wild Orchid - say it with flowers
Critter Sketch - thankful
Rosie D's - burgundy, pink and cream
Creative Inspirations - oldest thing in stash - lace is from when I was a little girl (so not that old really hee hee!!!)
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Purple Fairy

I was just checking my LOTV supplies before tomorrows new releases, and got side tracked by one of my all time favourite images. As usual it is coloured with Promarkers, and just very simply matted and layered, with lovely pre embossed card from In 2 Crafting.
I'd like to enter her in;
Flutterby Wednesday - open theme
Stamp with Fun - fairies
Pollycraft Monday - bold and bright
and finally
I hope you like, and thanks for looking

Monday, 12 July 2010

Monkey Christmas

From glorious sunshine to flooding, what is the weather up to. I'm sure it was just because big boy was on a school trip to the zoo, so only came back slightly soggy. Then small son was worried that the fish would drown as the pond was getting deeper.
Oh well, after being a good girl and trying to get my books up to date ready to do the dreaded tax return I thought I'd make a card. It turned out to be Christmas themed as with water overflowing from the gutters, the summer challenges didn't seem to inspire me.
The stamp is one I have had for a long time, and is by Penny Black. The paper was from an old Dovecraft pack, and the embellishments were ones from my Christmas stash.
I'd like to enter it in;
Stampin for the Weekend - sketch and Christmas theme
Magical Crafts Fortnightly - Christmas in July
Papercutz - Christmas but NO red or green
Winter Wonderland - twas the night before Christmas
Bah! Humbug! - a special friend (my son is always referred to as monkey)
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Christmas in July
Stamp Something - 1DP, 1 ribbon and 1 image
The Shabby Tea Rooms - Christmas in July
Ooh La La Creations - Christmas in July
Pear Tree Designs - glitter and sparkle
Paper Sundaes - lots of layers
Thanks for looking and have a good evening :o)

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Butterfly Catching

Evening All.
I think my creativity has melted away in this heat. I have struggled with this card and am still not sure I really like it. The papers are from the Papermania Capsule Collection - sunshine, as are the buttons. The stamp is from a set called - What Mabel Does Next - by Cathie Shuttleworth.
I'd like to enter it in;
Polka Doodles - summer theme
Fresh Brewed - summertime
Teddy Stampers - love my teddy
Allsorts - have a heart
One Stop Craft - monochromatic
The Crafty Pad - yellow, orange and holes
Crafty Sentiments - 2 design papers
Thanks for looking ;o)

Friday, 9 July 2010

Football Boy

Here we go with another LOTV footballer card, ready for youngest to go to yet another party. I think I'll rename him Mr Popularity !!!
Anyhow, at least I got to combine it with another challenge or three;
Critter Sketch - 4 or more stars
Cupcake Craft - world cup wonders
Thanks for looking :o)

New Home

Afternoon all.
It's almost tooooo hot to craft lol.
The decoupage on this new home card was far more tricky and fiddly than I thought it would be,
or it may just have been my glasses huffing up in the heat causing the problems. The background was made by embossing a piece of white card, and then rubbing it with various coloured Cats Eye Chalks until I achieved the right colour.
I'd like to enter it in a couple of challenges;
Creative Inspirations - on the move (new home)
Lexi's Creations - 3D decoupage
Have a good afternoon :o)

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Thank You Teacher

Afternoon all.
What a scorcher it's been - not overly sunny but really hot.
I've had two lovely ladies round today, and while they were making their cards I was colouring this little LOTV lady, in between laughing at tales about their husbands :o)
After they had gone, I mounted it onto a card, which I thought would make a nice thank you card for my son's teacher.
The challenges I'd like to enter are;
Crazy 4 Challenges - two or more ribbons (1 blue, 1 pink)
Quirky Crafts - ribbons
Magical Crafts - flower power
One Stitch At A Time - lace, ribbons or bows
Cooking It Up With Katie - stitch me a yellow sketch
Penny's Paper Crafty - seven of something (blue gems)
The Play Date Cafe - color theme
Delightful Sketches - summertime colors
and finally
Cute Card Thursday - schools out for summer!
Hope you like, and thanks for looking ;o)

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Christmas Wreath

Afternoon all.
I made this card this morning using a stamp I bought in Pollycraft sale a while ago. The background has been embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, and the whole image has been highlighted with tiny red gems. The border across the middle has been cut with a Martha Stewart punch.
I'd like to enter it in;
Winter Wonderland - punch it out
Bah! Humbug! - less is more
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Christmas in July
The Corrosive Challenge - Christmas time
Cards For Men - Christmas in July
ABC Christmas - N is for Noel
The Shabby Teas Room - lets make an impressions
and finally
Hope you like it :o)

Tuesday, 6 July 2010


Evening all.
I've been playing with my favorite LOTV stamps again, to make a birthday card for my sons best friend - Harry. This image just reminds me of the two of them, so it seems ideal for his card.
I have used Cats Eye chalks to edge around the papers, and along the edges of the bunting to give a little bit more definition. The image is coloured with Promarkers as usual. The backing and bunting papers are by Doodlebug.
I'd like to enter it in;
Crafts 4 Eternity - recipe - sketch, stripes and bunting
By The Cute and Girly - warm summers days
Crafty Catz - distressing
One Stop Craft - distressing
Pile It On - my favorite things - LOTV stamps
Rosie D's - summer birthdays
Crafty Angels - circles and squares
The Pink Elephant - 3 layers, 2 die cuts and ribbon
and finally
Ooh La La Creations - simply summer
Thanks for looking :o)

Wild Orchid Challenge Blog

Afternoon all.
Just came across this fab candy, to launch the new Wild Orchid Challenge Blog. The first challenge starts on the 12th of July and I can't wait lol.
The challenges will be based around using embellishments on your card, so you don't even have to be a stamper to take part.
The candy closes at 8pm UK time on Sunday 11th July, with the winner being announced on Monday morning.
Fingers crossed, as I'd love to add this little lot to my stash.

Monday, 5 July 2010

1st Birthday

Afternoon all.
I thought I'd go girly today, and have made his card ready for my friends little girl who is one next week. I was also trying to do some machining this morning, but got sidetracked into machining the card rather than shortening trousers - oh well, there's always tomorrow.
The stamp is from LOTV - you must check out their new A5 sheets - they look fab - I was very good and only ordered 2.
I'd like to enter it in;
Crafty Cardmakers - inky fingers
Die Cut Dreams - 1st Birthday
Teddy Stampers - love my teddy
Color Create - baby pink, peach and black
Papertake Weekly - in stitches
Fab 'n' Funky - sew 'n' sew
and finally
Totally Papercrafts - one for the girlies
Hope you like and thanks for looking

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Splish Splash

I've gone all red, white and blue this afternoon, and this is the result. I've had the backing paper with little white stars on for years, and with the stripes on Tilda's coat, I thought I could cover the 4th of July challenges. The red panel has been embossed with stars using a cuttlebug folder, and I couldn't resist mixing up the flower colours.
I'm entering it in;
Oh, Alice - red, white and blue
Frosted Designs - red, white and blue + stars and stripes
Stamp Something - flag colours
Paper Cutz - 4th July
Meljen's Designs - red, white and blue
I Love Promarkers - stripes (on her coat)
The Cuttlebug Spot - Independance day
Stamptacular Sunday - stars and stripes
and finally,
One Stitch At A Time - stars and stripes
Thanks for looking :o)

Diorama Scene

Afternoon all.
I was just having a quick hop around blogland when I came across the Allsorts challenge - create a scene, and I thought of this 3D diorama card. The stamps are from the Ollyfant range, and the apertures are cut using a Nestabilities label set. The image was coloured using Distress inks - don't faint just because it's not Promarkers lol.
I'd like to enter it in;
Allsorts - make a scene
ABC Challenge - X is for xtra dimension
Thanks for looking :o)

Friday, 2 July 2010

Birthday Time

Afternoon all.
What a hot one, it's like a sweat shop in my little craft room.
Today's card was made ready for my son to take to yet another party on Sunday - How come his social lives are so much better than mine???
I'd like to enter it in;
Simon Says Stamp - check it out
Paper Play - child / teenager
Charisma Cardz - metal mickey
Party Time Tuesday - anything goes - with birthday sentiment
A Spoonful of Sugar - animal crackers
Stamp With Fun - birthday
and finally
Our Creative Corner - blues and greens
Thanks for looking :o)

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Bear and Santa

Hello Blogland.
I've had a lovely day playing today. My friends all brought a stamp, and we made cards using them - so no pre-prepared kits, it was fly by the seat of your pants time - great fun, plus good exercise for the brain. By the way Eirwen - I've eaten my sandwich :0)
To days blog card has gone all festive as I was sorting out my Christmas stamp box, and I'd bought this Buzzcraft set last year and never used it, so I thought it was about time it had an airing.
I'd like to enter it in ;
Winter Wonderland - strawberries and cream
Bah! Humbug! - Father Christmas
Daring Cardmakers - ice and snow
ABC Christmas - N is for Noel with optional embossing
Hope it makes you feel cooler ;o)